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Robert Gibbs And The White House Simply Do Not Care For Mike Enzi Anymore

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Terrible Sen. Mike Enzi, Chuck Grassley’s second-in-command for reaching a bipartisan health care bill, wants to reform health care in much the same way that his superior does: by killing health care reform completely. This does not portend well for the Gang of Six! Even White House meanie Robert Gibbs admitted today that Enzi, whom Obama once praised for his good-faith negotiating efforts during a primetime press conference, has thrown his wiener in the cogs of progress one too many times now and should proceed to piss off. [TPM]

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  • Gorillionaire

    Gibbs is probably the only WH Press in history that could leave a genuinely funny comment on Wonkette.

  • nmmagayar

    Now that I hate Chuck Todd, I want Robert Gibbs as my new, pretend boyfriend

  • Pilate

    HOW DARE the Democrats not water down a bill at the polite request of Senators who are still going to vote NO on it.

  • problemwithcaring

    Did a dining room table just walk away from a table?

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=399150]Pilate[/re]: Or do they water it down anyway & use the republicans as an excuse?

  • SmutBoffin

    [re=399150]Pilate[/re]: Ain’t nuthin’ “polite” about these people.

  • Vulpes82

    [re=399147]nmmagayar[/re]: Ginger for a ginger! (It really is sad how Toddie’s brain has been totally reprogrammed into Conventional Beltway Douchebag, isn’t it?)

  • Tommmcatt

    …and as you know, wieners and cogs just do not mix.

  • rikitikitavi

    reconciliaton much?

  • Nerdalicious

    There is hope sheeples, that the “evil” Kirk will emerge from the vineyards! Could this be a codified message?

  • Aurelio

    Turned over his cards and decided to walk away from the table. Is this a reference to Blackjack? Is that how Gibbs spends his time when he’s not on the teevee?

  • V572625694

    Come on, Hopey: just say fuck it and drive on.

  • Katydid

    [re=399146]Gorillionaire[/re]: Oh, I don’t know. Ron Ziegler was said to be high-larious. (Fuck, I’m old.)

  • Pilate

    [re=399155]hobospacejunkie[/re]: “We would have liked to pass a bill that bears some resemblance to what President Obama campaigned on, but for that we’ll need a super DUPER SPECIAL SPARKLY majority. Remember to vote Dem in 2010! And 2012! and 2014…”

  • geminisunmars

    [re=399167]V572625694[/re]: Yes, Hopey, since they won’t play, toss all the cards in the air, and come up with a fab universal, single payer plan. They aren’t gonna play fair, no matter what. So why donja just give us what we really need and want.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Could it actually be getting through to the White House that these yokels need to be handcuffed to the radiator so the adults can get some work done?

  • Humpback

    I am still hoping that Obama really does have this thing under control, and come Christmas there really will be a universal coverage bill. C’mon, Santa!

  • Dog Trombone

    [re=399177]geminisunmars[/re]: “Toss all the cards in the air, and….”

    …. pull out your boot gun and BLAST AWAY!

    There. Fixed that for you.

  • geminisunmars

    [re=399190]Dog Trombone[/re]: Thanks. Succinct.

  • PourMeAGoldWater

    “Check out this one,” Obama said as he threw his business card on the table.

    “Nice coloring, what is it?” Asked Chuck Grassley.

    “That’s ‘Bone’.” Replied Obama.

    “His business card is better than mine,” thought Senator Enzi. It was Bone and Ivory. The other official’s mouths moved, but Enzi didn’t hear them. He could feel the dread creeping over his organs, like they were shutting down in sympathy with his embarassment. Enzi mouthed a mumbled excuse and left the meeting room, running as quickly as he could to his car so he could be alone until the panic passed.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Wow, watching the Gang of 6 slowly fall apart is so sad. This is what it must have felt like when the Beatles broke up. Except the exact opposite because these people suck and they’re making the world worse, so it’s more like when Limp Bizkit broke up

  • Extemporanus

    If one more senator walks away, they’ll be the Gang of Four, though still not great men.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=399166]Aurelio[/re]: He’s obviously a huge Kenny Rogers fan.

  • user-of-owls

    Mssrs. Enzi and Grassley want to reform health care in the same way capital punishment is used to reform prisoners. Men of conscience both.

  • sanantonerose

    “thrown his wiener in the cogs of progress”

    I gotta work that phrase into my next meeting.

  • AnglRdr

    [re=399189]Humpback[/re]: I concur!

  • artbot2000

    Enzi throws his hotdog down the hallway of history…

    Pierre Salinger could be funny on occasion. And some though Ari Fleischer droll, though I was never one of them.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=399146]Gorillionaire[/re]: God, can you imagine Dana Perino trying to operate a computer for anything other than postng naked photos of herself on hot-or-not types of sites?

  • ericstoltz

    It seems like Obama is way into that book “The Giving Tree,” with Grassley and Enzi playing alternating roles as the brat.

  • Athar

    [re=399150]Pilate[/re]: You get the prize for cutting through the crap and getting to the point with that comment.

  • Athar

    [re=399254]artbot2000[/re]: I miss the way Ari always pinched his thumb and forefinger at us, as if holding his stinking lies out away from him on a thread.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=399170]Katydid[/re]: “the operative answer is [fill in the blanks of progressive lies]”

  • crankypants

    Could this be the Bitter Enz? Fire up the death panels, Captain.